Ms. Holland Spicker has once again assembled a perfect planning guide for companions in your Iris bed, this time for the pinks, reds and purples. Her use of collages of color and plants makes planning your decorative garden, and your next order of plants, super simple.
You might also take a peek at our Bearded Iris planting guide pages found on our website.
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By Susanne Holland Spicker’RED SKIES’ (Ghio ’07)”The garden: Where inspiration and creativity begins and it never ends”This time of year I like to pause and evaluate the previous gardening year. By now in zone 6 the irises have been divided or transplanted into new areas. Perennials were planted in the fall. Poor performers have been moved…
via “Talking Irises” TALL BEARDED IRISES: COMPANION PLANTS for PINK, RED, and PURPLE IRISES — World of Irises
July 22, 2017 at 12:33 pm
I live in central Maryland and have several beds of Iris in our garden. My problem is the never ending problem with weeds. What is the best method of controlling them? I have had knee replacement and it is impossible to get down and “dirty” with them.
July 24, 2017 at 1:29 pm
Thank you for the message, James. While hand weeding is still the most effective, there are herbicidal sprays that can help minimize the growth of weeds. Grass B Gone is one that is safe to use around Iris, for example. Be sure to follow manufacturer’s instructions for any chemicals you elect to use in your garden.
February 2, 2017 at 3:22 pm
Thanks for the kind words; I appreciate it!
Several of my favorites are Schreiner introductions–others I have purchased from Schreiners. Thank you!